Chase County Historical Museum & Library

"What's Available at the Museum Series": We have many of our flags out currently with our veterans display. This flag is...
07/02/2019

"What's Available at the Museum Series": We have many of our flags out currently with our veterans display. This flag is a 45 star flag donated by David Piecer.

06/29/2019
Kansas Historical Society

Kansas Historical Society

Go behind-the-scenes at the Kansas Historical Society today at 2 p.m. and explore the vast collections! These curator-led tours include the museum and archive collections. Learn why we collect and how we preserve tens of thousands of artifacts, documents, and photographs. The 1.5 hour walking tour is for adults and children 10 and older. Advanced ticket purchase is requested but tickets can be purchased at the door the day of the event. Cost: $4 for Kansas Historical Society members; $15 for general public. #kansashistory 2019 Behind the Scenes Tours

1987 had 360 attend the Chase County Alumni! Approximately half this many have joined in the festivities in recent years...
06/25/2019

1987 had 360 attend the Chase County Alumni! Approximately half this many have joined in the festivities in recent years. Come out and join in activities the hard working Alumni Committee has put together this weekend! Hope to see you!

The museum will be open Tues - Saturday from 10:00-3:00. Come see the school room display and wonder through the yearbooks.

This weeks "What's Available at the Museum Series": The class of 1942 has been out of school 77 years. Life after High S...
06/18/2019

This weeks "What's Available at the Museum Series": The class of 1942 has been out of school 77 years. Life after High School was unsure with War shattering their lives. This week as alumni weekend approaches think back to what was going on in the world the year you graduated from High School.

(From the Chase County Leader 1992, written by Mike O'Neal)

History Of The Flag
06/16/2019
History Of The Flag

History Of The Flag

Men, in the aggregate, demand something besides abstract ideas and principles. Hence the desire for symbols--something visible to the eye and that appeals to the senses. Every nation has a flag that represents the country--every army a common banner, which, to the soldier, stands for that army. It s...

06/16/2019

BUSY DAY!
58 VISITORS
FROM 10:00 A.M. TO 5:00P.M.

The City of Strong City and the Chase County Historical Society applied for a flood sign project through the state. The ...
06/11/2019

The City of Strong City and the Chase County Historical Society applied for a flood sign project through the state. The men installed it yesterday!

Thank you to the Chase County Historical Society for getting materials and providing labor to install our Historic Flooding sign in the Caboose Park. Stop and smell the flowers and check out the sign while you’re there. 💐

This week's "What's Available at the Museum Series": The class of 1947 had many changes in their lifetime. What changes ...
06/11/2019

This week's "What's Available at the Museum Series": The class of 1947 had many changes in their lifetime. What changes have occurred since you have graduated?

Veteran's Display is up once again through July 4th! We will accept any Chase County military photos to add to the displ...
06/06/2019

Veteran's Display is up once again through July 4th!

We will accept any Chase County military photos to add to the display. We started with 30 and have grown to over 100! Since we have asked for used picture frames (which John Brown has been painting red-white-blue for us) and we have had so many contributors we continue to ask for more frames. Thank you for helping us build on this amazing display!

This weeks "What's Available at the Museum Series": Alumni weekend is right around the corner! Don't forget to stop into...
06/05/2019

This weeks "What's Available at the Museum Series": Alumni weekend is right around the corner! Don't forget to stop into the museum and visit. We have many yearbooks and old school pictures to view in our school room display. These reunion pictures are taken at Marble Hill School.

Kansas Travel at KansasTravel.org
05/31/2019

Kansas Travel at KansasTravel.org

The Kansas–Nebraska Act of 1854 which created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska was signed into law 165 years ago today (May 30, 1854).

05/30/2019
Chase County Leader News

Chase County Leader News

Ryder Kisner, rodeo clown, trick rider, and trick rope performer, will be at Burnley Memorial Library for story time at 10AM on Friday, May 31st. He will be performing rope tricks while the Rodeo Queens help with the stick horse races and stick horse barrel race activities at “Roping, Riding, & Reading at the Library.” Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the festivities.

This week ends out "What's available at the Museum series" on Freedom our heritage. The Monuments.
05/28/2019

This week ends out "What's available at the Museum series" on Freedom our heritage. The Monuments.

John Hirsch allowed me to share this to our page. It shows the Cottonwood Falls elementary class of 195x that he acciden...
05/24/2019

John Hirsch allowed me to share this to our page. It shows the Cottonwood Falls elementary class of 195x that he accidentally ran across today. Help us identify the year and anyone in the picture.

Does anyone recognize this table? It was bought at a sale. What can be read on the bottom says "Strong rail" "Strong Cit...
05/21/2019

Does anyone recognize this table? It was bought at a sale. What can be read on the bottom says "Strong rail" "Strong City, Kansas". The owner believes it is homemade. He refinished it since purchasing it. He is looking for history on the table.

This week "What's Available at the Museum Series": The Capitol of the United States of America.
05/21/2019

This week "What's Available at the Museum Series": The Capitol of the United States of America.

This weeks "What's Available at the Museum Series": What did the Presidents have to say? Remembering Memorial Day is May...
05/14/2019

This weeks "What's Available at the Museum Series": What did the Presidents have to say? Remembering Memorial Day is May 27th, 2019.

The Chase County Historical Society and Museum received a check from the Chase County Community Fund! The funds will be ...
05/10/2019

The Chase County Historical Society and Museum received a check from the Chase County Community Fund! The funds will be used for building repairs. Watch outside for a new front sign, improvements to the north fire escape, re-enforcing of the outside display beams, and new indoor carpeting! Thank you to the Community Fund for helping us improve our museum!

A little flood history. 1951 the flood crested at 21.1 and in 1998 The Halloween flood crested at 17.2. This flood crest...
05/09/2019

A little flood history. 1951 the flood crested at 21.1 and in 1998 The Halloween flood crested at 17.2. This flood crested at about 14Ft. The article is from the front page of the Chase County News 11-5-1998. To read the rest of the story visit the Museum!

Bullwhackers
05/09/2019

Bullwhackers

Bullwhackers.

What did it take to drive a team of oxen across 900 miles of plains and deserts between Missouri and New Mexico and back again? As relayed by Robert Morris Peck in his 1901 memoirs, one bullwhacker relayed to him the most important skill, above all others, to motivate oxen to drag those enormous 6-ton loads all that distance:

"I am firmly of the opinion that no man can run a bull train or drive a bull team without swearing. You see, the steers are used to it, and so are the teamsters, and the teams won't pull worth a cent without a little pious talk."

(NPS photo, Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site)

Santa Fe Trail Association #SantaFeTrail #FindYourTrail #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque

This week "What's available at the museum series": Documents that made the United States. Take time read them and see th...
05/07/2019

This week "What's available at the museum series": Documents that made the United States. Take time read them and see their vision through our forefather's eyes.

The front showcase this month features G.A.R., Grand Army of the Republic, history and Chase County veterans. Come in an...
05/04/2019

The front showcase this month features G.A.R., Grand Army of the Republic, history and Chase County veterans. Come in and see the display and learn some fun facts like; Were it was founded, who started it, dates and how it is related to Memorial Day.

Chase County Historical Museum & Library
05/01/2019

Chase County Historical Museum & Library

This week in "What's available in at the museum Series": The month of May ends with Memorial Day which started to honor veterans lost. The Freedom Book was distributed through the post offices. It has helped me to remember what being an American means. This week I am honoring Old Glory. The United States flag.

This week in "What's available in at the museum Series": The month of May ends with Memorial Day which started to honor ...
05/01/2019

This week in "What's available in at the museum Series": The month of May ends with Memorial Day which started to honor veterans lost. The Freedom Book was distributed through the post offices. It has helped me to remember what being an American means. This week I am honoring Old Glory. The United States flag.

04/23/2019
Return to PrairyErth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJAynnH3IcY

This week ends our "What's Available at the Museum Series" on Prairy Erth. William Least Heat-Moon returned to Chase County and had a showing of this video at Pioneer Bluffs.

Return to PrairyErth is the story of America's preeminent travel author, William Least Heat-Moon's journey back to Chase County, Kansas 20 years after the re...

I love surprises! A box of items with family history with them! Thanks you!
04/18/2019

I love surprises! A box of items with family history with them! Thanks you!

This is a display that was used at the museum on Stone hill signs.
04/18/2019

This is a display that was used at the museum on Stone hill signs.

It looks like my Co-Worker enjoyied her vacation! Thanks for sharing the picture :)
04/17/2019

It looks like my Co-Worker enjoyied her vacation! Thanks for sharing the picture :)

Thank you, Delwin Burton for making us this awesome clock for the museum!
04/16/2019

Thank you, Delwin Burton for making us this awesome clock for the museum!

This week "What's Available at the Museum Series": The Towns of Prairy Erth. The book Prairy Erth features lots of histo...
04/16/2019

This week "What's Available at the Museum Series": The Towns of Prairy Erth. The book Prairy Erth features lots of history and stories of the people of Chase County, Kansas. The museum has a history & Genealogy department also, with lots of research available. William Least Heat-Moon visited the Chase county Historical Society often while researching for his book.

This weeks "What's Available at the Museum Series": In memory of Judy Mackey and her art work for the book PrairyErth, b...
04/09/2019

This weeks "What's Available at the Museum Series": In memory of Judy Mackey and her art work for the book PrairyErth, by William Least Heat-Moon. Judy passed in 2019. She was a very talented lady. She painted many Chase County scenes and they can be found hanging across the United States in homes and offices.

This months "What's Available at the Museum Series" lets take a walk with William Least-Heat Moon in His book PrairyErth...
04/02/2019

This months "What's Available at the Museum Series" lets take a walk with William Least-Heat Moon in His book PrairyErth. Spring has sprung and the weather is warmer, the days are longer so get out and explore! Mr. Trogden wrote this famous book on Chase County in 1991. At the Museum we have his hiking boots & walking stick used while exploring the area. Come visit us and learn more about PrairyErth and the rich history Chase County has to offer

Kansas Historical Society
04/01/2019

Kansas Historical Society

On this day in 1931, well known Notre Dame football coach Knute Rockne died in a plane crash in Chase County. The crash took place near Bazaar, Kansas. #kansashistory

Revealing
03/30/2019
Knute Rockne honored

Revealing

Sunday will mark 88 years since legendary Notre Dame Football Coach Knute Rockne and seven other men were killed in a tragic plane crash in the Flint Hills of Kansas.

03/30/2019
Flint Hills Fiddler

Derrick worked at the museum in 2014 and such talent he has.

Here's a banjo piece from maybe ten years ago, or more. Finally getting around to sharing it with you. It's a three part tune in C. All I can remember about it is I began playing it in my barber shop in Council Grove, which happened to be right on the Santa Fe Road. I imagine this tune playing as a wagon train heads for the Southwest. During the last part a phrase comes to mind, "Hey, boys! I'm on my way, on the way to Santa Fe."

03/29/2019

Excellent day for the dedication of the Knute Rockne Bust at the Matfield Green Service Area.

Good Living Guide
03/27/2019

Good Living Guide

Please remind everyone that March 29 is a day to thank and honor Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice.

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